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I'm 22 and occasionally taste and spit out a very small amount of blood. I have no sore throat or fever. I feel fine, but my oral hygeine is not good and I have a yellow spoton my tonsil and a white particle deep inside crupt ii. I only spit out blood ver

I'm 22 and occasionally taste and spit out a very small amount of blood. I have no sore throat or fever. I feel fine, but my oral hygeine is not good and I have a yellow spoton my tonsil and a white particle deep inside crupt ii. I only spit out blood ver

Oral hygiene: Start figuring this out by using excellent oral hygiene for 2 weeks and see how this affects the bleeding. If it stops, there's your answer. If not, see a dentist or physician to evaluate your mouth and tonsils. Research is suggesting that there my be significant health benefits from practicing good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more

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At the opening to my throat, I have openings that make like white, smelly clumpy things. It happens often. Is this normal?

At the opening to my throat, I have openings that make like white, smelly clumpy things.  It happens often. Is this normal?

Tonsilloliths.: I completely agree with dr. Melder's opinion except the use of 4-6 weeks of antibiotics. This therapy, in my opinion, is much too long and invites the definite possibility of resistant bacteria in the back of the nose. I have had good success with tonsillectomy to completely eradicate this problem. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Is the back of your throat suppose to be white?

Is the back of your throat suppose to be white?

No, same color as: Rest of your rest of the oral Mucosa. If you are having Pain, difficulty in swallowing or Cough with Post nasal drip, get examined. Some times if you are on any medicines, or Inhalers, can coat the back of throat. Clean with water and than examine. Make sure not some food/ Milk product is stuck there. ...Read more

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Why do small little white stinky balls come out of my throat?

Why do small little white stinky balls come out of my throat?

Tonsilloliths: These are likely tonsilloliths (tonsil stones). The tonsils have crevices where bacteria and sloughed cells collect. Your description is very typical of these annoying little things. By using a water pik, you can knock them loose. Getting a tonsillectomy is a last resort. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
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See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
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What do little white patches in throat mean?

What do little white patches in throat mean?

White patches: Hello, the white patches in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil pimples is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white pimples. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

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I see a white residue in the back of my throat. I think it's just a piece of food, but it always gets stuck there! what can I do?

Needs a look!: White stuff in the throat may represent a fungal infection called thrush which is easily treated with medication. Difficulty swallowing may be a reflection of this or another serious problem. I would want a physician such as an ENT to take a look at this. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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What could cause food particles to get stuck in my throat near my airway. Every-time I eat?

What could cause food particles to get stuck in my throat near my airway. Every-time I eat?

?Stricture: One possibility is an esophageal stricture. Esophageal stricture is a narrowing or tightening of the esophagus that causes swallowing difficulties. Make sure you follow-up with your GI dr. as I see you had an endoscopy already. A video swallowing study may be very helpful, which assesses your ability to swallow different food substances and liquids, and may help pinpoint where and why. Best wishes ...Read more

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